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#158085 - 10th Jun 2007 11:15pm Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington
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Wirral Grammar School for Boys
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#158130 - 11th Jun 2007 12:33pm Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: Mark]
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#215955 - 13th Mar 2008 11:51pm Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: MGCraig]
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#215958 - 14th Mar 2008 12:02am Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: Brocks]
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pmsl, mine too but how come mark
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#215959 - 14th Mar 2008 12:05am Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: Sanchez]
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not my school thnk fook

beb high lol

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#215963 - 14th Mar 2008 12:25am Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: Davey_Martin]
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hahahaha...beb high...if ya se the Uniform now...Black blazer....and the girls have to wear a black and white chequered skirt...better than the Burgundy tho....
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#218356 - 24th Mar 2008 5:45pm Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: MGCraig]
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aye, the burgundy is wot i had to wear... altho saying that i never wore my blazer...

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#218543 - 25th Mar 2008 11:38pm Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: Davey_Martin]
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#419491 - 13th Jul 2010 9:40pm Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: MGCraig]
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http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool...00252-26838254/

In tonights Echo

Age no barrier for Wirral Grammar School tutor teaching at 74
Jul 13 2010 by Ben Turner, Liverpool Echo

A MERSEYSIDE school has described a teacher as “a national treasure” after chalking up 50 years service at the age of 74.

But despite being among the oldest teachers in the land, self-confessed “disciplinarian” Gordon Youd has no desire to walk away from the job he loves at Wirral Grammar School for Boys in Bebington.

Official General Teaching Council statistics show Mr Youd is a rare breed with only 1% of teachers in 2009 over the age of 65.

In the summer 2000 Mr Youd, who taught geography and geology and had been head of department, retired from the school he also attended as a boy.

But just months after his retirement he returned in the spring term of 2001 initially to fill a part time vacancy but then taking on a full time role in charge of geography until 2004.

He then spent a year as head of geography at Calday Grange Grammar School before returning to Wirral Grammar School for Boys in 2005 where he has been master-in-charge of geology ever since.

But proving you never lose it, Mr Youd, continues to help pupils thrive with all geology students in his care getting a 100% C or above pass rate at GCSE and A-level.

And instead of shying away from the technological advancements in the classroom, Mr Youd said he is equally at home with digital microscopes and PowerPoint presentations as he is with field trips studying rock in the southern uplands of Scotland.

Mr Youd, who due to pension legislation can only work three days a week, said: “I have a supportive headteacher and what he had said is as long as you like it and are still competent then we want you here.

“I’m 75 in November but I don’t feel any different then when I was 55. If it became a chore then I may pack it up but at the moment I don’t feel it is time. One thing that keeps me going is that I work in a super school with superb staff and students.”

“You just have to keep up to date. When I started you lectured rather than taught, a pen and paper approach.

“Now you have use of professional computers, overhead projectors and I use a lot of PowerPoint.

“I love things like digital microscopes as I am bit of a gadget freak and something which keeps me relatively young.”

On his teaching style, he added: “It would be fair to say I am a disciplinarian, firm but fair hits it right on the nail.

“Although I’m a popular kind of guy I work on the basic rule that if someone commits an offence, if they do it again they will be punished.”

Headteacher David Hazeldine said: “He is a dynamic teacher, who has retained a passion for his subject and who enthuses his pupils year after year.”

And deputy headteacher, Peter Earnshaw added: “He is kind of the equivalent to a national treasure.”

Jeez the guy is indestructable ...he was my form teacher in 1979 and , in fact, mad as a box of frogs.

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#419546 - 14th Jul 2010 9:55am Re: Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington [Re: inflatablebone]
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Originally Posted By: inflatablebone
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool...00252-26838254/

In tonights Echo

Age no barrier for Wirral Grammar School tutor teaching at 74
Jul 13 2010 by Ben Turner, Liverpool Echo

A MERSEYSIDE school has described a teacher as “a national treasure” after chalking up 50 years service at the age of 74.

But despite being among the oldest teachers in the land, self-confessed “disciplinarian” Gordon Youd has no desire to walk away from the job he loves at Wirral Grammar School for Boys in Bebington.

Official General Teaching Council statistics show Mr Youd is a rare breed with only 1% of teachers in 2009 over the age of 65.

In the summer 2000 Mr Youd, who taught geography and geology and had been head of department, retired from the school he also attended as a boy.

But just months after his retirement he returned in the spring term of 2001 initially to fill a part time vacancy but then taking on a full time role in charge of geography until 2004.

He then spent a year as head of geography at Calday Grange Grammar School before returning to Wirral Grammar School for Boys in 2005 where he has been master-in-charge of geology ever since.

But proving you never lose it, Mr Youd, continues to help pupils thrive with all geology students in his care getting a 100% C or above pass rate at GCSE and A-level.

And instead of shying away from the technological advancements in the classroom, Mr Youd said he is equally at home with digital microscopes and PowerPoint presentations as he is with field trips studying rock in the southern uplands of Scotland.

Mr Youd, who due to pension legislation can only work three days a week, said: “I have a supportive headteacher and what he had said is as long as you like it and are still competent then we want you here.

“I’m 75 in November but I don’t feel any different then when I was 55. If it became a chore then I may pack it up but at the moment I don’t feel it is time. One thing that keeps me going is that I work in a super school with superb staff and students.”

“You just have to keep up to date. When I started you lectured rather than taught, a pen and paper approach.

“Now you have use of professional computers, overhead projectors and I use a lot of PowerPoint.

“I love things like digital microscopes as I am bit of a gadget freak and something which keeps me relatively young.”

On his teaching style, he added: “It would be fair to say I am a disciplinarian, firm but fair hits it right on the nail.

“Although I’m a popular kind of guy I work on the basic rule that if someone commits an offence, if they do it again they will be punished.”

Headteacher David Hazeldine said: “He is a dynamic teacher, who has retained a passion for his subject and who enthuses his pupils year after year.”

And deputy headteacher, Peter Earnshaw added: “He is kind of the equivalent to a national treasure.”

Jeez the guy is indestructable ...he was my form teacher in 1979 and , in fact, mad as a box of frogs.


One of my least favourate teachers at WGS.

Hauled in front of the head of 6th form when he saw me ducking a seat cussion that was flying across the room One guy was throwing it at another and I got in the cross fire

Given the hairdryer treatment for looking at a mate as he let fly at some kids who were making too much noise in the corridor. Apparently I was laughing. Obviously his eye were failing back then.

Disciplinarian...NO. Other adjectives apply!
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#697792 - 30th May 2012 6:38pm wirral grammar school for boys
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Hi I was at Wirral grammar school for boys from 1991-1997
and I just want to post about the teachers I had for subjects.
please feel free to post what teachers you had when you were at Wirral.

These were the teachers that taught me between '93 and '97(some I cant remember)

Headteacher:
1993 B Traecy
1994 B Traecy
1995 B Traecy
1996 A Cooper
1997 A Cooper
History:
1993 L McKibon
1994 L McKibon
1995 L McKibon "kibbo"
1995 W Shaw
1996 C Cooper
1997 L Ahern
Music:
1993 M Hams
1994 M Hams
1995 P Snowdon
1996 P Snowdon
1997 P Snowdon
Re:
1993 S Batty
1994 S Batty
1995 S Batty
Craft:
1993 ???
1994 ???
1995 I Davies
1996 P Morris
1997 P Morris
English:
1993 A cooper
1994 ???
1995 ???
1996 ???
1997 A Davies (new guy I think at the time)
Maths:
1993 J Hughes
1994 J Hough
1995 J Hough
1996 Griffiths
1997 S Adamson
Art:
1993 ???
1994 ???
1995 ???
1996 ???
1997 K Spearing
German
1993 P Gopsill
1994 P Gopsill
1995 P Gopsill
French
1993 P Earnshaw
1994 S Craze
1995 S craze
1996 S Craze
1997 P Earnshaw
Geography
1993 C Hughes
1994 ???
1995 ???
pe:
1993 B Thomson
1994 G money
1995 P crowley(seen him at open evening earlier on in the year)
1996 ???
1997 ???
Thats all I can remember but please post what teachers you had if you were an old boy. My son is going there next year and it would be intersting to see if anyone is still there now apart from P Crowley
But seriously post down what teachers you had because it would be nice to see History of the school

MANY THANKS
dadto2

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#697890 - 30th May 2012 10:41pm Re: wirral grammar school for boys [Re: dadto2]
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and there was me thinking the music teacher was B.Hams .......

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#698004 - 31st May 2012 11:32am Re: wirral grammar school for boys [Re: inflatablebone]
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Which teachers did you have mate?

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#698248 - 1st Jun 2012 12:41pm Re: wirral grammar school for boys [Re: inflatablebone]
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and there was me thinking the music teacher was B.Hams .......


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(Suppose everyone who didn't go to WGS is scratching their heads now...)
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#698305 - 1st Jun 2012 6:08pm Re: wirral grammar school for boys [Re: dadto2]
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Originally Posted By: dadto2
Which teachers did you have mate?


Of your list I only remember a few ,(left in 1980), but remember Gopsill, Hams ,Cooper ,Thomson ,Craze amongst others.

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